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KC Dan
08-21-2009, 06:17 PM
You heard right! Cash for Appliances is coming to your state this fall! WooHooooo! Boy, now we get to provide our hard earned dollars to a gov't to redistribute it to anyone wanting that new-shiny-stainless steel washer, dishwasher, stove or refrigerator.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME???

I wonder how long it will take for this to backfire when "consumers" don't get their rebate check from the state gov't. At least for those in Calif. they probably already are used to getting IOU checks.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/JustOneThing/story?id=8374739

'Cash for Clunkers'-Type Rebate to Be Offered for Household Appliances
Federal Program Will Offer Rebates on New Energy-Efficient Home Appliances


By BRIAN HARTMAN
Aug. 20, 2009

It may be time to replace that old washing machine.
A program that kicks in this fall will offer consumers cash to help buy new home appliances. The federal government has set aside $300 million for the program as part of the economic stimulus plan.
There's no trade-in required, as in the government's "cash for clunkers" deal with consumer car trade-ins. But rebate checks will be issued that can be used to cover everything from refrigerators and dishwashers to furnaces and air conditioners.

The Department of Energy hopes to encourage conservation by getting consumers to replace old, wasteful appliances with new, more efficient Energy Star certified machines. But the appliance industry, reeling from the recession and a drop in sales, also hopes the rebates will provide a much-needed sales boost.

***SPRAYER
08-21-2009, 06:24 PM
The Department of Energy


Can you imagine the dopes that work there? I'm thinking Cliff Klaven from Cheers, only drunker.

KC Dan
08-21-2009, 06:27 PM
Can you imagine the dopes that work there? I'm thinking Cliff Klaven from Cheers, only drunker.As i told my Rep. Brian Baird the other night, i was in the US Navy for 20 years and you guys in Washington are giving the phrase "Spending like drunken sailors" a bad name and I don't appreciate that...

***SPRAYER
08-21-2009, 06:29 PM
As i told my Rep. Brian Baird the other night, i was in the US Navy for 20 years and you guys in Washington are giving the phrase "Spending like drunken sailors" a bad name and I don't appreciate that...

Twenty years? Good for you. I wish I had done the same, but I was young, dumb and full of cum.

Hydrae
08-21-2009, 07:27 PM
Want to bet that most people who take advantage of this already have appliances that are pretty energy efficient? In other words, it does nothing to lower our energy needs. There is no way this will help people who have a 20 year old fridge because they CAN'T AFFORD A NEW ONE EVEN WITH A REBATE!

J Diddy
08-21-2009, 07:29 PM
Twenty years? Good for you. I wish I had done the same, but I was young, dumb and full of cum.


I know I shouldn't but I must....


If you'd spit you wouldn't have that problem.

Saul Good
08-21-2009, 08:19 PM
Want to bet that most people who take advantage of this already have appliances that are pretty energy efficient? In other words, it does nothing to lower our energy needs. There is no way this will help people who have a 20 year old fridge because they CAN'T AFFORD A NEW ONE EVEN WITH A REBATE!

It didn't stop them with cars. Why would it stop them with appliances? They can just go get payday loans to buy the new fridge. After all, they've got a new car in the garage and a living room full of rent-to-own furniture. Shouldn't their appliances match? If they have any money left over, they can buy some powerball tickets.

***SPRAYER
08-21-2009, 08:54 PM
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chiefqueen
08-22-2009, 08:06 AM
When is "Cash for Clunkers" for TVs coming?

HonestChieffan
08-22-2009, 08:22 AM
Id pay cash to get this clunker administration to go away

J Diddy
08-22-2009, 08:29 AM
Id pay cash to get this clunker administration to go away

http://www.crimespot.net/Spotted/Images/SwedishChefSmall.jpg

RedNeckRaider
08-22-2009, 08:29 AM
They need to start a cash for houses program. It is the only thing you own that operates 24 hours a day 365 days a year. They will need to make the old "bad" energy rated houses unlivable. I mean its magic money right? Long live our King Obama!

Saul Good
08-22-2009, 09:49 AM
They need to start a cash for houses program. It is the only thing you own that operates 24 hours a day 365 days a year. They will need to make the old "bad" energy rated houses unlivable. I mean its magic money right? Long live our King Obama!

At least houses appreciate in value. Of course, we would be required to burn the older houses to the ground rendering them uninhabitable. You wouldn't want to benefit the needy.

RedNeckRaider
08-22-2009, 09:59 AM
At least houses appreciate in value. Of course, we would be required to burn the older houses to the ground rendering them uninhabitable. You wouldn't want to benefit the needy.
The King knows best! He won the American Idol competition between the well liked 100 year old war hero and his spirited former pinup pageant running mate.

alanm
08-22-2009, 09:19 PM
I can hardly wait for the 1st GUM department store to open up. PBJPBJPBJ

Cave Johnson
08-22-2009, 09:46 PM
Kick ass. I just bought my 1st house, in part due to the tax credit, and the owner took the w/d. Score.

KC Dan
08-22-2009, 10:24 PM
Kick ass. I just bought my 1st house, in part due to the tax credit, and the owner took the w/d. Score.Don't hold your breath! It may just take a year or so for them to reimburse you your $300 rebate if cash for clunker reimbursements are any indication...

***SPRAYER
08-22-2009, 10:25 PM
I can sure use a new toaster.

BigRedChief
08-23-2009, 10:26 AM
They need to start a cash for houses program.!
uhhh it already exsists. $8000 tax credit. Eonomists say its the reason for the spike in home sales last month.
http://ezinearticles.com/?Home-Buyers-Credit---How-to-Get-Federal-Tax-Rebate-For-Buying-Home-First-Time?&id=2159380

Fat Elvis
08-23-2009, 07:59 PM
At least houses appreciate in value. Of course, we would be required to burn the older houses to the ground rendering them uninhabitable. You wouldn't want to benefit the needy.

Have you been paying attention lately?

Historically, houses only appreciate at about the rate of inflation, which really isn't appreciation when you get right down to it.. If you've bought within the past 5 or 6 years, chances are your house has not only not appreciated, but you may be very well under water in your mortgage.

BucEyedPea
08-23-2009, 08:08 PM
Have you been paying attention lately?

Historically, houses only appreciate at about the rate of inflation, which really isn't appreciation when you get right down to it.. If you've bought within the past 5 or 6 years, chances are your house has not only not appreciated, but you may be very well under water in your mortgage.

You can thank Alan Greenspan for all that.

BucEyedPea
08-23-2009, 08:10 PM
If the govt was smart they'd pay cash for Graphic Design. Then we'd promote for all these sluggish industries creating demand. I always said it was Madison Avenue that pulled America out of the Depression not FDR!

Saul Good
08-23-2009, 08:15 PM
Have you been paying attention lately?

Historically, houses only appreciate at about the rate of inflation, which really isn't appreciation when you get right down to it.. If you've bought within the past 5 or 6 years, chances are your house has not only not appreciated, but you may be very well under water in your mortgage.

I guess the stock market doesn't historically go up on value either because it's gone down the last few years.

I'll tell you what. You go buy $500,000 worth of appliances, and I'll buy $500,000 worth of real estate. We'll see which has more value in 10 years.

BucEyedPea
08-23-2009, 08:15 PM
I guess the stock market doesn't historically go up on value either because it's gone down the last few years.

I'll tell you what. You go buy $500,000 worth of appliances, and I'll buy $500,000 worth of real estate. We'll see which has more value in 10 years.

LMAO